Creating learning for various devices is all well and good, but it’s important to set out a clear mobile learning strategy before jumping in, to ensure uptake on courses and avoid any costly problems further down the line. The following guide will provide you with insights and first steps to help you begin building a robust learning culture through implementing a mobile learning strategy in your organisation.
Take stock of business strategy, current use of mobile, existing learning strategy and learning provision
what is the need your multi-device/ mobile learning strategy will address? What can you address if learners could use technology to access learning from mobile devices?
Introducing a mobile learning strategy is a change initiative, so it requires the input of internal stakeholders
For example, IT buy in is needed to determine what operating systems are supported, if it will be a Bring Your Own Device strategy or not and how connectivity and security issues will be addressed.
Identify delivery methods and overall solution
do you have an LMS/ an internal place to host content? Can apps live in a public app store? Here you need to have faith in the authoring tool you are investing in – are you confident you are investing in an authoring tool with future-proof solution which gives you the flexibility to output HTML5 web and native apps to all devices?
Build, test, validate, review
a lot of research will have gone into your organisation by now and you should have a clear vision of what form mobile will take and how it will impact your organisation. Identify a pilot group from across your organisation to test mobile learning alongside their everyday role before rolling it out to your entire audience.
Engage, market and support
You could have built the best library of support resources for your workforce, but if they don’t know about it, they can’t access them or begin integrating them into their day-to-day roles.
Taking the time to plan a mobile learning strategy can help you reap huge financial and cultural benefits. For example a small team gomo licence costs just £1,480/ $2490 for an entire year, giving you the freedom to create and update as many courses as you like in that time. While you may benefit from the expertise of a vendor for the build of a large, interactive course, there’s no reason why simple and shorter courses can’t be built in-house.
You can begin a trail of gomo today to begin to feel the benefit of our simple yet intuitive authoring tool within our organisation.
To read more about mobile learning strategy and why you should build mobile support resources for your workforce, read the rest of this article in November’s issue of e.learning age magazine.